Scherzer (5-4) picked up the win in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings in a 4-3 victory. He struck out seven.
It wasn't vintage Mad Max by any means, but Scherzer overcame homers by Wilson Ramos and Amed Rosario to finish a disappointing season on a high note. The 36-year-old wraps up 2020 with a 3.74 ERA -- his highest mark since 2012 -- and a career-worst 1.38 WHIP over 67.1 innings with a 92:23 K:BB.
Scherzer will not start Friday against the Mets as scheduled, as the game has been rained out.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scherzer will start the first game of the twin bill, per Jessica Camerato of MLB.com.
Scherzer (4-4) was charged with two unearned runs on five hits over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Marlins in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. He struck out six.
Neither of the runs against Scherzer were earned, but regardless it goes down as a loss for the three-time Cy Young winner, his second in a row and third in his last four outings. It's been a disappointing season for the Nationals as a whole. At least Scherzer has stayed healthy, taking the ball 11 times, and the velocity and strikeouts are still there. He seems to still have a fair amount left in the tank at 36 years old.
Scherzer (4-3) allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 5.1 innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against Atlanta.
Scherzer posted his fifth stat line with double-digit strikeouts this season, and he was relatively effective early on as he allowed just two runs over the first four innings. However, things came apart in the sixth inning as he allowed four more runs prior to being pulled. As a result, the right-hander was charged with the loss in one of his worst starts of 2020. He'll attempt to turn things around on the road Saturday against Miami.
Scherzer (4-2) picked up the win in Monday's 6-1 victory over the Rays, scattering six hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight.
The right-hander reeled off his third straight quality start in one of his best performances of the season, as Scherzer threw 104 pitches (70 strikes) and didn't allow a baserunner past second base. He lowered his ERA to 3.40 in the process, and he'll carry a 69:17 K:BB through 50.1 innings into his next outing Sunday, at home against Atlanta.
Scherzer (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits (one home run) and three walks while striking out six batters across six innings Wednesday as he was dealt the loss against the Phillies.
It wasn't the prettiest outing for Scherzer but he still pitched well enough to give his team a fighting chance. Unfortunately, the Nationals' offense collected just three hits and was unable to get on the scoreboard. Scherzer is having a down year in comparison to recent seasons but still owns a healthy 3.95 ERA and a 61:16 K:BB across 43.1 innings. He'll take the mound next against the Rays on Monday.
Scherzer (3-1) picked up the win Friday, allowing one run on six hits over six innings in a 10-2 victory over the Red Sox. He struck out 11 without walking a batter,
The right-hander has now won three of his last four starts, and the double-digit strikeout game was his fourth of the year in seven trips to the mound. Scherzer has had trouble staying healthy and finding his usual Cy Young form to begin 2020, leading to an uncharacteristic 3.86 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 37.1 innings, but his 55:13 K:BB is as dominant as ever. The 36-year-old will try to keep rolling in his next outing Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Scherzer's scheduled start against the Phillies on Thursday was postponed, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The two teams are not expected to play Thursday as they protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. It's not yet known when the game will be made up. While nothing is official, Scherzer will likely get the ball for Friday's series opener against Boston.
Scherzer surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins. He had five strikeouts and did not qualify for the decision.
The veteran right-hander started with four scoreless frames, but the Marlins rallied for four runs in the fifth, and he fell one out short of qualifying for the win once he was removed after issuing a bases-loaded walk. Scherzer has a 4.31 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 44:13 K:BB through 31.1 innings and lines up to face the Phillies on Thursday.
Scherzer (2-1) allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out 10 over seven innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Orioles.
Scherzer got ample run support from the Nationals' offense in the first half of Sunday's contest, but he struggled to limit the long ball in his performance as he gave up three home runs. It looked as though he may have to settle for a no-decision when he left the game, but Washington brought in the go-ahead run during the top of the eighth inning, allowing the right-hander to earn his second win of the season. He now carries a 3.71 ERA and 39:11 K:BB over 26.2 innings in his first five starts of 2020. He'll attempt to pick up his third consecutive win at home Saturday against the Marlins as part of a doubleheader.
Scherzer (1-1) recorded the win in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Mets, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out seven.
After having to leave his last start early due to a hamstring issue, Scherzer appeared headed for another short night when he needed 60 pitches just to get through the first two innings Tuesday. The right-hander buckled down, however, and wound up tossing 105 pitches in total (71 strikes) in his second quality start of the season. Despite the injury concerns, Scherzer's numbers have been about as expected with a 2.75 ERA and 29 strikeouts through 19.2 innings. He'll look to keep rolling in his next outing Sunday in Baltimore.
Scherzer (hamstring) will start Tuesday against the Mets, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Scherzer threw just one inning in his previous start Wednesday against the Mets due to a tweaked hamstring, but he's been trending in the right direction for the past few days. His throwing session Sunday went well, and he's now been cleared to make his fourth start of the year. Through his first three outings, he owns a 3.29 ERA and a 37.9 percent strikeout rate, though he's also walked batters at a 13.8 percent clip.
GM Mike Rizzo said Scherzer (hamstring) is expected to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Mets, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
The veteran right-hander was pulled from his last start Wednesday after one inning due to a hamstring issue, but he's felt good in his recent workouts. It's not a sure thing with two days to potentially aggravate the injury, but it appears Scherzer won't be forced to miss a turn through the rotation.
Scherzer (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Scherzer left his previous start against the Mets on Wednesday after he tweaked his hamstring. If he checks out fine following his bullpen session, he could be in line to return to the mound against those same Mets as soon as Tuesday.
Scherzer (hamstring) is scheduled to throw Friday and is considered day-to-day, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 36-year-old is testing out his hamstring after leaving Wednesday's start having thrown only one inning. Scherzer tweaked the hamstring prior to the outing but doesn't believe it will impact his status for the next turn through the rotation. The right-hander lines up to start Tuesday against the Mets, but he'll likely need to complete a bullpen session before being cleared.
Scherzer said he exited after one inning Wednesday against the Mets due to a tweaked hamstring, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The veteran right-hander apparently first suffered the injury prior to his start against the Blue Jays last week, but he was able to pitch through it and thought he could do so again Wednesday. Catcher Kurt Suzuki felt Scherzer didn't look like himself during the first inning versus the Mets, so the Nationals decided to play it safe and pull him. The 36-year-old indicated it's a minor injury and shouldn't impact his status going forward, per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post, but it's worth keeping an eye on his progression heading into his next turn through the rotation.
Scherzer was removed from Wednesday's game against the Mets after one inning for an undisclosed reason, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Scherzer wasn't very sharp in the first inning of Wednesday's contest, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one. He was examined by a trainer following the inning and was replaced by Erick Fedde to begin the second inning. It's unclear whether Scherzer will be forced to miss additional time.
Scherzer allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 10 across 7.1 scoreless innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision.
Scherzer turned in a complete performance, continuing to rack up strikeouts while also avoiding the home run ball. He allowed only one extra-base hit, which he surrendered to Derek Fisher in the third frame. Despite the unique circumstances of the season, Scherzer has showcased his typical ability to rack up strikeouts and and keep opposing lineups in check. He's currently scheduled to draw his next start Tuesday against the Mets.
Scherzer took the loss against the Yankees on Thursday, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out 11.
The strikeout total was nice, but Scherzer allowed far too many baserunners against a determined Yankees offense. On the plus side, the 35-year-old threw 99 pitches and earned his final three outs via strikeout. Most of the damage against Scherzer was inflicted by sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, who combined to go 4-for-6 while driving in all four runs against the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Scherzer will face a less formidable opponent his next time out when he squares off against Toronto on the road Wednesday.
Scherzer will get the start during the Nationals' first exhibition game July 18 against the Phillies, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
That will keep the right-hander on pace to take the mound Opening Day against the Yankees on July 23. Scherzer tossed 48 pitches Wednesday during a simulated game and should get one more outing Monday before the team's abbreviated exhibition schedule begins.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/26||vs NYM||W 4-3||1||6.0||6||3||2||7|
|09/20||@ MIA||L 1-2||1||5.2||5||0||2||6|
|09/13||vs ATL||L 4-8||1||5.1||9||6||2||10|
|09/07||vs TB||W 6-1||1||7.0||6||0||1||8|
|09/02||@ PHI||L 0-3||1||6.0||7||3||3||6|
|08/28||@ BOS||W 10-2||1||6.0||6||1||0||11|
|08/22||vs MIA||W 5-4||4.2||7||4||2||5|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||15.0||2||2||0||2||0||0||17||2||4||0.60||0.400|